Yolanda Zepeda honored by Med Center

Yolanda Zepeda honored by
Wexner Medical Center

Each year, the Hispanic/Latino Employee Resource Group honors one person who helps to raise the bar for the Latino community in ways that support the Hispanic/Latino Employee Resource Group mission: to develop awareness for the Hispanic/Latino culture, its presence and contributions; to provide the opportunity for its members and the community to connect; and to provide a forum for professional and personal development for the Hispanic/Latino community.

The year, we are proud to announce that the 2018 The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center Latinx of the Year Award was presented to Office of Diversity and Inclusion vice provost, Yolanda Zepeda.

“Yolanda exemplifies what we stand for: a connector, a mentor, and pride of heritage,” said Milly Valverde, Co-Chair of the Diversity Council at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

In addition to the award, Yolanda will also help select two students to receive scholarships for the Ohio State College of Medicine’s MD Camp. Started in 2004, MD Camp is an intensive, three-week summer camp that gives participants an experience in the rigors of medical school. The camp is open to sophomores, juniors, seniors and recent high school graduates who are interested in pursuing careers in the health professions, including biomedical research. Many are from populations of students considered to be underrepresented in medicine and traditionally underserved, including women and individuals from socio-economic and/or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

Congratulations on this honor, Yolanda!